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Reviews of Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600

Testseek.co.uk have collected 141 expert reviews of the Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600 and the average rating is 77%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Samsung 2.5 inch 840 Basic Series SATA600.
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The editors liked

  • High-grade components - Samsung born and bred
  • Brilliant sequential read/write results
  • Consistently strong performance
  • RAPID Mode boosts performance
  • Found method to overcome limitation of SATA 3 interface
  • Magician software is very useful
  • Great value
  • First drive to feature TLC memory
  • Decent performance
  • Fast and quiet with no moving parts
  • Bundle includes SSD Magician software
  • Competitive price
  • Excellent value for money
  • Solid performance for the outlay
  • New TLC NAND is reliable enough

The editors didn't like

  • There are none
  • Tip = Install Magician 4.2+ and use RAPID mode for better transfer performance
  • Some fear over reliability
  • Slower in some areas compared to MLC
  • TLC NAND has performance and endurance drawbacks
  • Not really any better than 830 Series
  • But TLC NAND isn't the fastest

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  Published: 2013-08-07, Author: Leo , review by: micromart.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Pretty much every aspect of the 500GB Samsung 840 bears some closer attention, as this SSD is quite unique in my experience.The first and most simple aspect of the 840 to explain is that this drive suits both laptops and desktops equally well. Samsung inc...

 
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  Published: 2013-07-25, review by: vortez.net

  • High-grade components - Samsung born and bred, Brilliant sequential read/write results, Consistently strong performance, RAPID Mode boosts performance, Found method to overcome limitation of SATA 3 interface, Magician software is very useful, Great value
  • There are none, Tip = Install Magician 4.2+ and use RAPID mode for better transfer performance
  • Samsung remain a formidable force in many sectors but even more so for storage and SSDs. The 830 and 840 product lines have persistently taken the limelight due to excellent performance to price ratio. Part of Samsung’s recipe for success has been the...

 
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  Published: 2013-07-25, Author: Stuart , review by: hardwareheaven.com

  • Starting as we often do with build quality and design there is little, if anything, to fault with the new 840 Evo drives. They arrive in a durable metal casing, rather than plastic which means we are off to a good start and the use of proven Samsung parts...

 
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  Published: 2013-04-10, Author: Koen , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  Torture test! The Samsung SSD 840 is the first widely available SSD series that uses TLC memory chips, where each memory cell can store three bits. TCL flash memory doesn't last as long as the traditionally-used MLC flash memory, but it's cheaper which t...

 
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  Published: 2013-04-10, Author: Joel , review by: itproportal.com

  • Excellent value for money, Solid performance for the outlay, New TLC NAND is reliable enough
  • But TLC NAND isn't the fastest
  • Honestly, I was dubious of Samsung's plans to bring TLC NAND to market when I first heard about the 840. The drive's performance is strong – definitely competitive with the lower-end tier of MLC – and the stress tests that have been done in the months s...

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  Published: 2013-04-03, Author: Koen , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  Torture test! The Samsung SSD 840 is the first widely available SSD series that uses TLC memory chips, where each memory cell can store three bits. TCL flash memory doesn't last as long as the traditionally-used MLC flash memory, but it's cheaper which t...

 
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  Published: 2013-02-08, Author: Koen , review by: uk.hardware.info

  • Abstract:  In June, 2012 we published a large group test of SSDs with capacities of 120/128 GB and 240/256 GB . Those are still the most popular sizes, judging from what people search for on Hardware.Info. The world of SSDs didn't stand still, and since then a num...

 
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  Published: 2013-02-06, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • A fine performer with innovative architecture, but there are faster drives ...

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  Published: 2013-01-08, review by: XSreviews.co.uk

  • We find the different drives at the following prices: Samsung 840 250GB goes for €160.-, the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB drive for €220.-, and the OCZ Agility 3 240GB is priced at €170.-. The 840 Pro is the clear winner of the performed tests, but also cost...

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  Published: 2013-01-08, Author: Andrew , review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • We have misgivings about the complete dearth of support outside Microsoft Windows, particularly now that Samsung's SSDs are proving popular upgrades for Apple Mac computers where they're known to work so well. We cannot comment on longevity of the new tec...

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